Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye
(HealthDay News) -- Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears.
As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says.
Certain medications also may affect tear glands' ability to function properly.
AARP suggests how to manage your dry eyes.
- Increase the moisture in your home by using a humidifier.
- Use sunglasses outside to protect your eyes from the sun and weather.
- Consider wearing glasses instead of contact lenses.
- Use over-the-counter eyedrops to increase moisture in your eyes.
- Keep your eyelids clean.
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